CHOW Senior Food Editor Jill Santopietro smartly advises people not to buy equipment they won’t use regularly. A meat mallet is just such a piece of equipment.

CHOW Tips are the shared wisdom of our community. If you’ve figured out some piece of food, drink, or cooking wisdom that you’d like to share on video (and you can be in San Francisco), email Meredith Arthur and tell us what you’ve got in mind.

See more articles